Project Manager – Externals & InternalsDrylining

Project Manager - Externals & Internals - Drylining - £50k - Cambridgeshire. An opportunity for a proven Project Manager with a stable employment history to join a growing yet established Drylining, Facades, Interiors and Exteriors sub-contractor. The successful candidate will be based on two separate prestigious projects with a combined value of £5m in and around the Cambridge area.

About the Client:

With more than 20 years’ experience, my client have established themselves at the very top of the interior fit-out sector. Through hard work, passion to deliver perfect installations and knowledge gained through experience and continual training, they have gained a reputation for high quality workmanship and innovative solutions in all sectors of installation. They are extremely successful as a fast track fit-out contractor, regularly being called in where other contractors have failed. Turnover currently stands around the £15m and they deliver interesting projects ranging from Embassy’s, Large Flagship Superstores and High End Restaurants. My client is looking for an experienced Project Manager - Externals & Internals in and around Cambridgeshire.

About the Role:

  • The successful candidate will deliver two separate projects 10 miles apart around the Cambridge area.
  • The first project you will be tasked with delivering is a 29 week Commercial project where you will take care of the Facades, Rainscreen, Render, Brise Soleil and SFS package
  • The 2nd project will be a Drylining/Ceilings/Partitions package again on another Commercial project with a one year duration
  • To manage and run projects allocated by the Director(s), supported by an allocated project team, in a responsible, cost & time efficient manner and within the commercial parameters provided by post calculations and CVRs
  • You will be responsible for a workforce of up to 80 at any one time
  • Fully responsible for the safe delivery of projects:
  • Safely
  • Cost effective
  • On time
  • On budget
  • Exceeding Client’s expectation
  • Manage expectation
  • Liaise with pre-contracts department and clients to facilitate efficient job hand over on receipt of orders
  • Carry out pre-start site surveys
  • Order materials & allocate labour and co-ordinate their delivery on time- and site- specific basis
  • Ensure familiarity with site; develop & maintain good relationships with site managers
  • Understand site requirements & manage multiple installations
  • Ensure that Health and Safety requirements on site are adhered to at all times
  • Document & process variation orders
  • Ensure that projects run to time and on budget
  • Creating and maintaining an efficient Projects management system, including Tender analysis file
  • Handling ad hoc client and team requests
  • Record keeping, filing, managing appointments and correspondence O&M documentation
  • Approving purchase invoice payments

About the Candidate:

  • Have a minimum of 5 years in a similar role for an established Drylining or Facades contractor
  • Have solely managed projects upwards of £5m
  • Numerate and literate with very good spoken English. Good knowledge of various computer packages including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel
  • Prior experience as a Project Manager with demonstrated understanding of requirements of role
  • Experience liaising with and instructing labour
  • Good organiser and time manager
  • Focus on project management and delivery of projects on time, on budget and to a high standard
  • Excellent communication & negotiation skills (verbal and written), with team, suppliers, site supervisors and clients
  • Good overall IT skills
  • Strong commitment to the role and delivering on objectives/deadlines
  • Positive attitude and friendly outlook
  • Able to work under pressure, prioritising to meet deadlines, juggling busy workload and multi-tasking
  • High attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, efficiently managing own time and working alone where necessary, as well as part of a team
  • Must reside in the UK

Points of Appeal:

  • Exciting Growth
  • Prestigious project
  • Full Order Books
  • Competitive package comparative to the sector standard


If you are interested in the above vacancy or wish to discuss any other opportunities please contact Grace Murphy on 0203 640 8989 or email